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€1.1m Cocaine Seizure and Three Arrests,GNDOCB and Revenue Operation - Dublin - 11th July 2022

Issue Date: 12/07/2022

As part of an intelligence led operation, Gardaí along with Revenue officers seized approximately 16kgs of cocaine (pending analysis), with an estimated value of €1.1 million, at Dublin Airport yesterday, 11th July 2022.

The seizure was made as a result of a joint operation conducted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), Revenue’s Customs Service. Assistance was also provided by law enforcement agencies in Germany and South America.

Three men were arrested in the environs of Dublin Airport by An Garda Síochána in connection with this seizure.

They are currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Blanchardstown and Coolock Garda Stations.

Investigations are ongoing.